There are two things that I care about deeply: making work I am really proud of and solving problems for businesses and organizations. I find it vital to accomplish both with authenticity and integrity. I tend to wear many hats and I believe that makes me better suited to tackle future challenges.
Outside of work I like to spend time with my family, who I am very close with, and friends. I also love hiking, camping, biking, snowboarding, and travel. I believe that the environment is the most important thing we have, and I try to do as much as I can to protect it. I was born in Kazan, Russia, and moved to the U.S. when I was eleven years old.
Some of the things I've worked on include starting an organization, helping a company achieve record revenue growth and one its best sales months to date, creating integrated advertising campaigns, crafting social media strategies, and creating award-winning design and photography work.
I have had the privilege to work with some wonderful people. Here is what some of them said about me:
- "Ilya not only works hard, he works smart. It is second nature for him to establish priority for his goals and get creative when obstacles arise. He is entrepreneurially-minded, which means he has capacity to be both an innovative and critical thinker." - Michael Radparvar, Co-Founder at Holstee
- "Ilya is extremely bright, can articulate ideas well (written and orally), understands strategy, shows a passion for his work, and tends to see the bigger picture with regard to problems and issues that companies, regulators and the consuming public face ...I think he would be a great asset to any company or organization." - Patricia Norberg, Associate Professor of Marketing at Quinnipiac University
- "He is one of the hardest working, most honest, persons I know. Ilya is dedicated to perfection and works to his best ability to make sure that everything he does is an accurate representation of himself...He is smart, caring, and eager to manage any projects from start to finish." - Emilie Classi, Promotions Manager at SEA